Wednesday, October 29, 2014

All About the Apple Pie....




Fall is our favorite time to getaway....even if it is for one night.

Julian is a local and fun place to visit, 
which comes with a great incentive to make the drive.


It is ALL about the Apple Pie!!!!

Add a bit of cinnamon ice cream and Jim and I were in Fall Heaven. 



Sweet memories indeed....


....of afternoon tea


Cute shop displays....


Lovely Fall decor to enjoy and purchase....


Comfy bed....


Complete with a pretty quilt...


....and the stay ends with the most delicious breakfast.
It begins with homemade granola, and ended with 
Apple French Toast.

My picture was posted on Instagram, 
and I would love it if you would follow me there too.

annedease

Lots of fun things to come....like a visit from my Bloggy Friend from Holland!!!
Waving HELLO Yvonne....safe journey and see you Friday. XXXX




Friday, October 17, 2014

Happy Fall....



From Our Home to Yours....





























Saturday, October 11, 2014

I Needed That.....





I have not been very patient about Fall.  
It has been hot and it is impossible to get in the right mindset.

It was time for a road trip. 



We went to our favorite spot....


Where we could rest up from all the activities that kept our days busy. 


There were cute quiltshops....


Lots of fun Halloween decor....


Elegant shops that made me dream of Paris....


Shops that made me smile from the moment I crossed the threshold.


Wonderful landscapes with endless pumpkins to enjoy.


Lovely gardens to inspire and bring my mind to a restful state.



Most wonderful of all....early morning walks along the foggy shore.
The trip was LOVELY.  

I came home with fabric and patterns,
cute gifts for all those I love,
and I even came home to cooler weather.

I am truly ready for FALL!!!


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Where have I been????


Life has been very busy....happily so. 


Sorry for the long time between posts.  
What has been keeping me busy....well, it has been "Birthday Season".  

Oma has always wished to live by the sea...so for her 92nd birthday, 
Jim found a cottage for the weekend. 



We all gathered together and had the MOST FUN!!!
Better post with details HERE.


Nothing better than "Birthday Donuts".  
Getting OLD, so I was very happy for the help as I blew out my candle!!!! 


Hmmm....what else???
Well I have been working on FOUR photo books to remember our Europe Adventure.


I made a quilt for a sweet baby soon to be born.  


These two are to be quilted next. 


I bought some more fabric...oh my!!!


....and I am doing a bit of Cross Stitch too.


I have been listening to this and feeling very nostalgic.

It does not seem that long ago that Meghan was a little girl 
and we watched this together with Oma each Monday.  
SIGH......


I have started my Fall decorating....


....and am counting the days til our getaway!!!


I am in great NEED for a Fall trip and Apples!!!!


Lastly....I am watching this little guy today because he is sick.
Well, the recovery is almost magical !!!

So that is where I have been.
 All of these things keep me VERY busy!!!



Sunday, September 14, 2014

To Keep My Memories Growing....






  I have always loved flowers.



Our visit to Europe provided many opportunities to fall in love.

From the flower vendors in Dublin....





....to the simple window gardens of the Cotswolds.  



The impressive gardens of the Tulleries....





.....to the simplicity of Peter Rabbits own garden!!!!




I was inspired!!!

With each country we visited I sought  out flower seeds.  

Small enough to fit in my suitcase, 
and not to heavy to cause an overcharge for luggage at the airport!!!!




I came home with these....
each seed an opportunity to bring home a bit of Europe home with me. 




I have patiently been growing them in my bitty seed house.  




Now I have Pink Morning Glories from England....




Sweet memories of Holland....




....and until my flower seeds from Paris sprout, 
I brought home these postcards that are happily in my sewing room. 




A memory of the most delightful bookshop in the Tulleries Gardens in Paris. 




My garden may not be Royal....
but the memories are more priceless than many other riches.